Requirements: Comparative Literature Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
CCI 1 Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2  
CCI 3  
CCI 4  
CCX Experiential Learning  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 45 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME Prerequisites
CL1025 The World, the Text & the Critic I None
CL1050 The World, the Text & the Critic II None
CL2085 (course type CCR) Theory and Writing None
CL3020
or
CL3035
Production, Translation, Creation, Publication
or
Contemporary World Literature
None
or
None
CL4075 (course type CCC) Portfolio College Level=Junior AND ( Major=Comparative Literature OR Major=Creative Writing)

 

Survey Courses

SELECT Two COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST
NOTE:  In selecting Survey and Elective courses, students must take at least one course from each of the three periods – Classical, Medieval & Renaissance
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME Prerequisite
CL2059 Tales from Europe None
CL/EN2051 English Literature before 1800 None
CL/EN2052 English Literature since 1800 None
*CL2054 Modern Latin American & Spanish Literature None
CL/FR3032 The Monstrous and Fabulous Renaissance (Renaissance) FR1200CCF OR FR1200 OR FR1300 OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100 OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200 OR FR2200CCI
CL3035 Contemporary World Literature None

 

Electives

Select five courses from the lists below (or from the list above, if not already taken to meet the survey requirement)
Author Focus
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
*CL3029 Cervantes & Renaissance Comparative Literature (Renaissance) None
*CL3056 Dostoevsky: Between Marginality & Madness None
*CL/ES3059 Flaubert & Baudelaire: The Birth of Modernity None
*CL3063 Kafka & World Literature None
CL3073 Ulysses & British Modernism None
*CL3082 Proust & Beckett None

 

Theater & Film
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
*CL/FR2075 Theater in Paris FR1200CCF OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
*FR/FM3011 Issues in Contemporary French Film & Literature FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
CL/PL3030 Philosophy & the Theatre None
CL/DR3038 Shakespeare in Context (Renaissance) None
CL/FM3048 Shakespeare & Film (Renaissance) None
CL/FM3069 The Aesthetics of Crime Fiction None
CL/FM3080 Brecht & Film None

 

Genres & Literary Movements
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CL3002 Word & Image: Literature & the Visual Arts None
CL3054 Gothic, the Literature of Excess None
CL3100 Writing Poetry: An Introduction & Workshop None

 

Cities, History & Geopolitics
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CL2010 Paris Through its Books None
CL/FM3034 Paris Reel & Imagined: Perspectives on the City of Lights None
CL/ES3043 The Attractions of Paris: Modernist Experiments in Migration None
CL3089 Biblical Backgrounds: Literature and History None

 

Theory & Gender
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CL/GS2006 Contemporary Feminist Theory None
FR/LI2060 Introduction to Linguistics None
CL3060 Literature & the Political Imagination None
CL3075 Queens, Fairies and Hags: The Romance of Medieval Gender None
CL3076 Modern Sexualities in the Process of Writing None
CL3081 Postcolonial Literatures & Theories None
*FR/PY3090 Topics in Literature & Psychoanalysis FR2200CCI OR FR2500 OR FR2550

 

Classical Antiquity
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
*CL/PL3017 Greek & Roman Key Texts (Classical) None
CL/LI 3028 Empires of Language: Premodern Cosmopolitanism  (Classical) None
CL/PL3114 Imperial Rome: Philosophy, Literature, Society (Classical) None
CL/PL3116 Socrates, Sophists, and the Stage (Classical) None
CL/PL3117 Empire and the Individual: From Alexander to Caesar (Classical) None
LT/CL3050 Intermediate Latin II (Classical) LT2001, or placement
GK/CL3070 Intermediate Ancient Greek II (Classical) GK2005, or placement
LT/CL4050 Advanced Study in Latin (Classical) CL/LT3050, or placement
GK/CL4070 Advanced Study in Ancient Greek (Classical) CL/GK3070, or placement

 

Changing Topics
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CL4091 Interdisciplinary Topics in Literature None
CL4095 Senior Project College Level=Senior

 

 *Original Language Option. Students taking courses marked with an asterisk may choose to read the texts in English translation or in the original non-English.

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

The department offers honors options to particularly motivated students; there is no GPA requirement. Students are nominated to honors by the department on the basis of a portfolio of work. Honors students in Comparative Literature must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in two languages other than English, and must have studied the primary texts for two of the major elective courses in the original (non- English) language, e.g. by taking a CL course with original language option. All honors students write a senior project, which may be an academic thesis or a piece of creative work, of around 40 pages or the equivalent.